Criminal Code Help
Find peace of mind in uncertain times. Criminal Code Help provides a user-friendly resource for anyone looking up criminal charges in Canada.
A Guide to Canadian Criminal Offences
Criminal Code Help is a user-friendly resource for understanding the laws and procedures of the Canadian justice system. Our website is designed to provide clear and concise information about a wide range of criminal offences. We are an informational resource and do not offer legal advice. Our goal is to provide unbiased information about various offences under the Criminal Code of Canada. Our content is designed for the general public and includes legal citations, information about penalties, and the latest legal developments. We cannot ensure the accuracy of the information on our site at all times. So, if you are facing criminal charges, it is recommended that you seek the support of a lawyer. Check out our "Know Your Lawyer" section for more information and to make an informed decision.
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Offences by Category
Open LiquorEach province is responsible for its own liquor laws in Canada.
Drug OffencesCDSA, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, Amphetamine, Cannabis, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Crystal Meth, Ecstasy, Heroin, Oxycodone, LSD, Roofies, PCP
Disobeying an Order of the CourtWhen a judge or a justice of the peace makes an order, the law requires that you carry it out.
What is the Income Tax Act?The Income Tax Act is a federal law that collects and administers income tax in Canada.
Immigration Marriage FraudIt is illegal to enter into a marriage or common-law relationship with someone outside our borders solely to have that person immigrate to Canada.
Money LaunderingDisguising the origins of funds made through criminal activity to incorporate into the regular financial system.
TheftTaking property from others without their consent, unless you honestly believe it is yours.
Impaired Driving (Marijuana)Anyone found driving with THC levels higher than two nanograms per milliliter of blood can be charged.
ResourcesOur resources section covers law creation, jury process, and court considerations when imposing sentences.
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Canadian businesses must comply with various regulations, including those related to occupational health and safety, environment, privacy, securities, and competition.
Consent can also be withdrawn at any point, and going beyond what has been consented to can result in charges of sexual assault. Specific situations where there is no consent are outlined in Section 273.1 of the Criminal Code.